State Theatre

613 E. Washington Street,
Springfield, IL 62701

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State Theatre

The State Theatre was opened in 1937, across the street from the Strand Theatre. It was the first movie house to open in Springfield built for sound movies. It was closed in the late-1950’s.

It remained vacant until May 1971 when it reopened as the Cinema Art Theatre, screening adult movies. In December 1971 the owner was charged with showing pornographic movies and the Cinema Art Theatre was closed.

It had been demolished by 2006 and the site is now a parking lot.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 10, 2020 at 7:44 pm

January 1969 photo added credit Springfield Rewind.

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